How to add a Windows Shutdown shortcut on your Desktop

Here is a simple trick to shutdown Windows quickly from a shortcut on your desktop rather than going through the Start menu.


Right-Click on the desktop and click ‘New‘ and then click on ‘Shortcut‘. When prompted to fill in ‘Type the location of the item‘, enter ‘shutdown -s -t 00‘ . Click Next and enter a name for the shortcut. You can now shutdown Windows through the shortcut. The -t flag lets you set the time lapse in seconds.

Changing the ‘-s‘ to ‘-r‘ will cause the shortcut to restart Windows instead of shutting down.

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